Information for people who are just getting started with Medicare. Includes information about whether you're eligible for Medicare and whether you get Medicare automatically. Also includes your Medicare coverage choices and how Medicare works with other insurance.
Learn about the 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage — Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C).
Find out how to get Part A and Part B. Some people get Medicare automatically, but some don't and may need to sign up.
Apply online for Medicare on Social Security's website.
Choose from 2 ways to get prescription drug coverage. You can choose a Medicare Part D plan. Or, you can choose a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) that offers drug coverage.
Find out when you can sign up for or change your Medicare coverage. This includes your Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D).
Medicare Advantage, Medicare Savings Accounts, Cost Plans, demonstration/pilot programs, PACE, and Medication Therapy Management.
Find and compare drug plans, health plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies.
Check your current or future Medicare enrollment.
Hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical item suppliers, health care providers, health and drug plans, dialysis facilities.